Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of California
Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Michael I. Jones PhD

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Forestry Advisor - Mendocino, Lake and Sonoma Counties
UCCE-Mendocino County
890 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
707-463-4495
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Lake County
Sonoma County

Biography

I joined UCCE on October 1, 2018 as the Forestry Advisor for Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties. I specialize in forest entomology with a focus on forest health and integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests.

I completed a Ph.D. in Entomology from State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management from UC Davis.

Prior to joining UCCE, I was a Research Project Assistant (graduate student) at State University of New York. I developed and maintained research projects on delimitation, management, and biological control of the invasive forest pest emerald ash borer in New York. From 2010 to 2013, I was a research associate in the Department of Entomology, UC Davis in collaboration with the US Forest Service, Forest Health Protection in southern California. I participated in a variety of forest pest research projects involving the detection, evaluation, and management of native and invasive forest pests, including goldspotted oak borer. I have been active in leading training activities for land managers and owners in the field identification and management of forest pests, and training and supervising field crews in the collection of forestry data. My journey in forest health started as an undergraduate at UC Davis, where I worked on sudden oak death in the department of Plant Pathology.

My experiences in forest health, ecology, and management have given me the skills to be of service to landowners and managers who want to practice good forest stewardship with a focus on creating healthy forests that are resilient to insects, diseases, fire, and climate chance.

Education

Ph.D. Entomology, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry. 2018
B.S. Environmental Biology and Management, Univeristy of California, Davis. 2010

Specialty

Entomology; Integrated pest management of invasive and endemic forest pests

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Jones, MI; Gould, JR; Mahon, HJ; Fierke, MK (2020). Phenology of Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) and Its Introduced Larval Parasitoids in the Northeastern United States. Journal of Economic Entomology. 113:2, 622-632.

  • Jones, MI; Gould, JR; Warden, ML; Fierke, MK (2019). Dispersal of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) parasitoids along a linear ash corridor in western New York. Biological Control, 128, 94-101.

  • McGourty, G; Jones, MI; Oberholster, A; Keiffer, R (2019). Evaluation of Vineyards, Fruit and Wine Affected by Wild Fire Smoke. Proceedings, 21st International Meeting of Viticulture GiESCO. Thessaloniki, Greece.

  • McGourty, G; Jones, MI; Oberholster, A; Keiffer, R (2019). Microvinification as a Method for Predicting Smoke Taint in Wine. American Society of Enology and Viticulture Program and Technical Abstracts. Napa, California. 105.

  • Coleman, TW; Smith, SL; Jones, MI; Graves, AD; and Strom, BL (2017). Efficacy of systemic insecticides against the invasive goldspotted oak borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 110:5, 2129-2139.

  • Jones, MI; Gould, JR; and Fierke, MK (2017). Mortality of overwintering emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) associated with an extreme cold event in New York, United States of America. The Canadian Entomologist. 149:4, 482-486. 

  • Coleman, TW; Smith, SL; Jones, MI; Graves, AD; and Strom, BL (2016). Effect of Contact Insecticides Against the Invasive Goldspotted Oak Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 109:6, 2436-2445.

  • Coleman, TW; Jones, MI; Smith, SL; Venette, RC; and Seybold, SJ (2015). Goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet.

  • Coleman, TW; Jones, MI; Hoddle, MH; Haavik, LJ; Moser, JC; and Seybold, SJ (2015). Pyemotes tritici (Acari: Pyemotidae): a parasitoid of Agrilus auroguttatus and Agrilus coxalis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) in the southwestern United States of America and southern Mexico. The Canadian Entomologist. 00, 1-5.

  • Coleman, TW; Jones, MI; Courtial, B; Graves, AD; Woods, M; Flint, ML; Roques, A; and Seybold, SJ (2014). Impact of Douglas-fir tussock moth, Orgyia pseudotsugata McDunnough (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Lymantriinae), on white fir, Abies concolor, in southern California: The first recorded regional outbreak. Forest Ecology and Management. 329, 295-305.

  • Chen, Y; Coleman, TW; Jones, MI; Flint, ML; and Seybold, SJ (2013). Foliar nutrients explain goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), adult feeding preference for four California oak species. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 149, 57-66. 

  • Flint, ML; Jones, MI; Coleman, TW; and Seybold, SJ (2013). Pest Note: Goldspotted Oak Borer. University of California, Integrated Pest Management Program. University of California, Integrated Pest Management Program. Pub. 74163.

  • Jones, MI; Coleman, TW; Graves, AD; Flint, ML; and Seybold, SJ (2013). Sanitation options for managing oak wood infested with the invasive goldspotted oak borer, Agrilus auroguttatus Schaeffer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in California. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106, 235-246.

  • Haavik, LJ; Coleman, TW; Chen, Y; Jones, MI; Flint, ML; and Seybold, SJ (2012). First occurrence of the goldspotted oak borer parasitoid, Calosota elongata (Hymenoptera: Eupelmidae), in California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 88, 374-376.

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